Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Here we go again..... antler growth begins.

Here we go again. It is always exciting to watch the antlers develop and see what changes the deer have each year.
You will notice that the deer on the right is a little ahead of the one on the left.

Here are pictured five of the "young guns". The only one I can identify is the deer on the close left. I call him double knotch because of the notches on the margin of his right ear. This will be his second set of antlers. It looks to me like the entire group is about the same age.


Cactus Flower


A little rain last week 1.3" and .3" yesterday made all the difference in the cactus flowers. They are in the peak of their flowering now. If you look at the ground below you can tell we need lots more rain.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Inn of the Mountain Gods, New Mexico

Here we are outside of the Hotel at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in Mescalero, New Mexico located outside Ruidoso.
We found this to be a great place to have a nice relaxed weekend. There are some beautiful views. This one is looking out back towards the lake and golfcourse.

Golfers out doing their thing.


The clean mountain in the background is Sierra Blanco, I thought this was where Ski Apache was located, but thanks, Wesley for letting me know that Ski Apache is another mountain over to the right as you look at this picture.



Me, very relaxed enjoying the scene and cool air.




Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Swimming Pool at the Poth Ranch!

I'm really getting in to this Grandpaw, Pappy, Pappa, or Daddo stuff. I decided to put in special pools just for the grandkids and of course Sandra, Lindsay, Greg, Lex, Kristi, Maisie, Boomer, and Ginobili. You will also notice that I've installed their very own floatie too. I can't wait to see them all splashing and having fun.

The Cactus is in bloom


The ranchland is so dry that even the cactus blooms don't last long before they curl up and dry out.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gobbler looking for the hens.


This gobbler appears to be searching for the hens at this feeder.

All God's creatures great and small.


This is the first bat I've seen on one of my pictures.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Sunset


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Teamwork



Here it is ..... proof..... you can barely see the tail of the racoon in this picture who is turning the spin plate to drop corn on the ground below. That's what I call teamwork.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Is it worth the fight?

This coyote and racoon were caught by a trail camera in what appears to be a stare down. It looks to me as if the racoon isn't backing down.